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Dec172009

Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.

Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS), 8757 Georgia Avenue, 12th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-628-3000, is an employee-owned company that has supported public and private sector programs since 1978. Our mission is to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government and other clients. This support enables policymakers, medical professionals, communities, and citizens to improve public health knowledge and to mitigate the effects of devastating diseases, such as HIV/AIDS. Our experienced, solutions-oriented professionals build relationships with clients to deliver excellent services at outstanding value. We are dedicated to using our technical expertise and extensive capabilities to provide client-focused service. SSS offers a wide breadth of services, including clinical research development, infectious diseases research, epidemiology, health information systems development, health data research and policy analysis, and health communications.

A group of SSS employee-owners established a Green Committee (the “Green Team”) to translate a grassroots environmental stewardship movement among employees into a company-sponsored initiative. The volunteer members of the Green Team work to promote sustainable practices at SSS. Through a regular “Sustainable Solutions” column in SSS’ weekly online newsletter, the Green Team educates staff on the importance of making sustainable choices.

We are committed to working with our customers, staff, and suppliers to make sustainable choices and reduce our impact on the environment by implementing solutions for recycling, reinventing, and reusing resources in our daily operating practices. To achieve these commitments we consider environmental impacts when choosing office supplies and printing vendors; purchase electronics that meet energy efficiency standards; promote telecommuting and provide financial incentives to use public transportation; choose videoconferences and Web-based meetings over travel; choose paperless forms of communication; make responsible choices that minimize the impact of disposal of obsolete office equipment; and vigorously promote recycling efforts.

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